Our experienced catering team serves hot lunches every day to all children from Reception to Year 6, producing all food on site. The weekly menu is emailed to parents a week ahead and also published here on the website. Food is nutritious and varied. It helps children maintain attention in class and supports their physical and mental development. Our chef caters for vegetarians and children requiring special diets for specific medically proven conditions and ensures our food respects a range of religions and cultures. Pupils and parents frequently comment on the quality of the food we serve and pupils especially enjoy the kindness and thoughtfulness of the catering staff.
Healthy snacks are served to students throughout the day and they learn about nutrition and health related issues in PSHE. Our “edible garden” project for Montessori Early Years has seen children planting and nurturing seeds and plants before getting to eat them. Our chef works with the children to show and explain how the vegetables and herbs they grow are used in the meals he prepares for them. We seek to bring something of the country to town to enhance the children’s understanding of where their food comes from, and of the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet.